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Robinson, Julian


ROBINSON, Julian. British, b. 1931. Genres: Anthropology/Ethnology, Fashion/Costume. Career: Child actor, 1944-49; worked as assistant designer for Norman Hartnell, Michael of Lachasse, and Digby Morton Couture; designer for Mayfair Boutique, Park Lane, Fortnum & Masons, and Town House, Knightsbridge, England; Julian Robinson and Associates (designers), London, England, owner and designer; freelance writer and consultant, 1985-. Royal College of Art, fellow; Hornsey College of Art (now Middlesex University), head of fashion and textile studies; Sydney College of the Arts (now University of Sydney), founding professor and head of department of fashion, textiles, interior design, and graphics; lecturer in design at art schools and other institutions world wide. Costume and textile adviser and valuer for museums. Guest on TV programs. Publications: (with R. Robinson) Streamlined Dressmaking, 1966; (with R. Robinson) Streamlined Sewing for Fun, 1971; (with R. Robinson) Streamlined Decorative Sewing, 1971; (with R. Robinson) Streamlined Curtains and Covers, 1971; The Art of Dressmaking and Tailoring; The Penguin Book of Sewing, 1974; Fashion in the Forties, 1976, as Fashion in the '40s, 1980; The Golden Age of Style, 1976; Fashion in the '30s, 1978; The Brilliance of Art Deco, 1988; Body Packaging: A Guide to Human Sexual Display, 1988; The Quest for Human Beauty: An Illustrated History, 1998; The Fine Art of Fashion: An Illustrated History, 1989; Grand Chic: Art Deco Fashion Illustration; An Encyclopedia of Human Aesthetics: Fashion, Beauty, Body Arts, 2004. Contributor to magazines. Address: 51 rue du Fbg St Antoine, 75011 Paris, France. Online address: [email protected]

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